Hello and welcome to Sportstars coverage of the Pro Kabaddi game between Jaipur Pink Panthers and Puneri Paltan.
Arjun has always been very good. If he comes well, it will be very good for us. The idea is, when the attacker comes, we shouldn’t allow him to settle, we should tackle. We have some plans that we will show you in the match.
— Fazel Atrachali
Puneri Paltan Captain
This is how the two teams line up in this important duel in Hyderabad. Every win counts to secure a place in the top six and thus the playoffs.
Pink Panther of Jaipur:
The Jaipur Pink Panthers have looked solid this season and are third overall with 10 wins and five losses. Arjun Deshwal was one of the best raiders in the league with 180 raid points. Deshwal gets support from showman Rahul Chaudhari, who has scored 50 raid points. With 34 raid points to his name, V Ajith Kumar has also contributed on offense for the Panthers. On defense, Ankush has starred with 54 tackle points for the Panthers. Skipper Sunil Kumar contributed with 45 tackle points while Sahul Kumar managed 27 tackle points.
Meanwhile, Puneri Paltan has been one of the most consistent teams this season with 10 wins, four losses and two draws, which put them at the top of the standings. Aslam Inamdar and Mohit Goyat did the most damage for them on offense with 115 and 113 raid points respectively. Akash Shinde supported Inamdar and Goyat in attack with 83 raid points. When it comes to her defense, Fazel Atrachali leads by example with 40 tackle points. Sombir helped his skipper with 28 tackle points while Sanket Sawant also contributed with 19 tackle points.
HEAD TO HEAD
Played: 19 | Jaipur Pink Panthers: 10| Puneri Paltan: 7 | Draw: 2
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR
Pink Panther of Jaipur: Arjun Deswal
Puneri Palatan: Mohit Gojat
JAIPUR PINK PANTHER
Robber: Arjun Deshwal, Ajith V Kumar, Rahul Chaudhari, Bhavani Rajput, Nitin Panwar, Navneet, Devank
Defender: Sunil Kumar, Woosan KO, Sahul Kumar, Reza Mirbagheri, Abhishek KS, Ashish, Ankush, Deepak Singh, Lucky Sharma, Nitin Chandel, Marimuthu Kamaraj
all-rounder: Rahul Gorakh Dhanawade
Robber: Aslam Mustafa Inamdar, Mohit Goyat, Aditya Tushar Shinde, Akash Santosh Shinde, Pankaj Mohite, Saurabh
Defender: Fazel Atrachali, Sombir, Akash Chaudhary, Badal Taqdir Singh, Abinesh Nadarajan, Sanket Sawant, Alankar Kaluram Patil, Rakesh Bhalle Ram, D. Mahindraprasad, Harsh Mahesh Lad, Gaurav Khatri
all-rounder: Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh, Govind Gurjar, Balasaheb Shahaji Jadhav
The last time Puneri Paltan hit the mat, they clinched a final raid win over the Bengaluru Bulls in what was a thrilling fight from start to finish. Here are the highlights
WHEN AND WHERE TO SEE
The Pro Kabaddi Season 9 game between Jaipur Pink Panthers and Puneri Paltan will be streamed live on Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar on Wednesday 23 November from 7:30pm.